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BC-ND--North Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, ND

June 11, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for June 16 and June 18. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 701-223-8450.

For use Saturday, June 16, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-RIVERBOAT EVENT CENTER

BISMARCK, N.D. —Construction has begun on a riverside restaurant spinoff as part of the new Heritage River Landing. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the 4,400-square-foot community event space is being built by the Missouri Valley Heritage Alliance, formerly known as the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation. It’ll house a gift shop with ticket sales for the Lewis and Clark Riverboat and interactive kiosks about the area’s history, along with the restaurant, event space and an outdoor dining patio. By Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 388 words.

For use Monday, June 18, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

MINOT, N.D. —A Minot genealogical research group is celebrating 40 years. Before the internet and electronic communications, Carol Schwan and John Mogren were eager to sign up as members of the Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society devoted to promoting local genealogical research. They’re the only remaining members from the 54 who chartered the society on April 1, 1978. Schwan says society meetings, held once a month with the exception of July, now draw about 15 members on average. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 517 words.

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